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A boy is not a bird

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A boy is not a bird
Call No: J FIC RAVb

Call NumberJ FIC RAVb
Dates2019; ©2019
Statement of ResponsibilityEdeet Ravel.
Creators & ContributorsRavel, Edeet (author)
Summary"In 1941, life in Natt’s small town of Zastavna is comfortable and familiar, even if the grownups are acting strange, and his parents treat him like a baby. Natt knows there’s a war on, of course, but he’s glad their family didn’t emigrate to Canada when they had a chance... Then one day Natt goes home and finds his family huddled around the radio. The Russians are taking over. The churches and synagogues will close, Hebrew school will be held in secret, and there are tanks and soldiers in the street. But it’s exciting, too. Natt wants to become a Young Pioneer, to show outstanding revolutionary spirit and make their new leader, Comrade Stalin, proud. But life under the Russians is hard. The soldiers are poor. They eat up all the food and they even take over Natt’s house. Then Natt’s father is arrested, and even Natt is detained and questioned. He feels like a nomad, sleeping at other people’s houses while his mother works to free his father. As the adults try to protect him from the reality of their situation, and local authorities begin to round up deportees bound for Siberia, Natt is filled with a sense of guilt and grief." —Publisher
Physical Description 229 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherToronto : Groundwood Books ; House of Anansi Press
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 9–12, Grades 4–7
RecognitionGifted in 2020 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes
Location in CollectionNew Library Items